Division of Developmental Disabilities

The Division of Developmental Disabilities (DD), established in 1974, serves a population that has developmental disabilities such as intellectual disabilities, cerebral palsy, head injuries, autism, epilepsy, and certain learning disabilities.

The Division's Mission is to improve lives of Missourians with Developmental Disabilities through supports and services that foster self-determination.

Partnership for Hope

Under the leadership of Governor Jay Nixon, the efforts of local county DD boards and in collaboration with the Division, the Partnership for Hope waiver was initiated in 2010. Partnership for Hope makes a fundamental shift away from high costs, crisis oriented services, providing access to services much earlier.

Evidence for Hope: The Research and What It Means for Missouri

Mental Health Services to Medicaid-eligible Deaf Persons

The Department of Mental Health has established clinical standards of care for deaf individuals. Standards of Care for Department Operated Facilities.

Division of Developmental Disabilities Information